A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

  • Concord Little League coach Nate Craigue signals for his son Brooks to slide into third base during the first inning at Grappone Park Monday night. Craigue went on to score the first run on a straight steal from third. GEOFF FORESTER

Published: 2/19/2018 11:13:29 PM
Middle school results

The Rundlett Middle School wrestling team took third out of 35 teams at the 2018 New Hampshire Middle School State Championship. The Dukes lone state champion was Jaycee Haskell at 188 pounds. Haskell was the second seed in the tournament and started his day with two pins before winning a tight 1-0 decision in the semifinals. In the final, Haskell defeated No. 1 seed Nicolas Langlois of Timberlane, 4-3, with a take down in the final two seconds of the match to seal his first state title.

The Hopkinton Middle School Nordic girls’ team finished third at the state championships. Ava Rothe (third overall), Francie Trafton (12th) and Ellie Clarner (22nd) led the Hawks. Parker Wuellenweber (25th) and Owen O’Brien (27th) led the Hopkinton boys’ team. Sophie Sullivan and Will Chapin both had very fast races for the Hawks.

JV results

Cayden Donoghue had 15 points and James Noble added 12 as the Coe-Brown JV boys’ basketball beat Plymouth, 57-48.

Youth basketball results

The Bow third- and fourth-grade boys’ Suburban League team defeated Derry Boys & Girls Club, 43-22, in the second round of the playoffs. Tommy Tsouros paced Bow (30-7) with 23 points, while Peyton Larrabee and Brendan O’Keeffe chipped in eight points apiece. Kyle Cimis hustled all game and Ciaran Duffy had several steals.

In Concord Recreation fifth- and sixth-grade boys’ basketball action, the Christa McAuliffe School Blue Knights defeated the Broken Ground School White Team. Ian Hughes had 14 points. Magnus Watkins and Alain Twite both had 10. Brett McDonough had a great all-around game all around and added seven points for White.

Bow K completed its undefeated season (10-0) with a 27-13 championship game win over Henniker 2. As it was all season, there were all-out effort on both ends of the court from the entire team: Eli Berrigan, Barry Duffy, Adam Folsom, Jonathan Gancarz, Brady Lambrou, Aidan Mcmahon, Aidyn Rainey and Patrck Walton.

Tilton School results

After trailing at halftime, 57-39, the Tilton boys’ basketball team came back to beat national powerhouse Brewster Academy, 92-91. Tilton’s Marcus Zegarowski had a team-high 32 points and four assists.

Proctor Academy results

Manchester’s Bol Akot had 13 points, 10 assists and five rebounds to help the Proctor boys’ basketball team to a 75-67 win against Cushing Academy.

UNH results

The University of New Hampshire swimming and diving team captured the 2018 America East Championship with 794 points. Three-time defending champion UMBC was second with 789.5 points. Senior Liza Baykova was named the Swimmer of the Meet as she won the 50 free, 100 free and 200 free championships along with being a member of the first-place 200 medley and 400 medley relay teams. She set four meet records and won the Dave Alexander Coaches’ Award for totaling the most points at the America East Championships over her four years.

Plymouth State news

Plymouth State University sophomore diver Casey Allaire, who has dominated on the board all season long, defended her New England title in 3-meter diving, sweeping the diving events at the NEISDA Championships for the second straight year while earning Female Diver of the Meet honors.

PSU junior Mike Osgood was named the Little East Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week after leading the Panthers to a 1-1 week. Osgood averaged 30.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game. The Panthers (10-15) are the No. 8 seed in the LEC tournament and will play No. 1 Eastern Connecticut State University on Tuesday. The Warriors are No. 11 in the nation in the latest D3hoops.com poll.

Crew members wanted

Concord Crew is seeking high school and middle school students from the greater Concord area to join its team. Spring season starts mid-March. No experience needed; scholarships available.

Information and registration at concordcrew.org.

AAU basketball

Granite State Raiders AAU basketball tryouts/registrations will be held March 24-25 at Bishop Brady High School. March 24 schedule: grades six, seven and eight, noon-1:30 p.m.; grades nine and 10, 1:30-3 p.m. March 25 schedule: grades six, seven and eight, 8:30-10 a.m.; grades nine and 10, 10-11:30 a.m.. For more information call Frank Alosa at 491-2495.



Concord High softball open workouts for any Concord High student will be hosted by coaches in the Concord High mini gym on Sunday (1-3 p.m.). Players will work on hitting, throwing, catching and pitching. Follow @CHSTideSoftball on Twitter for updates. Contact head coach Duke Sawyer at sawduke2@comcast.net for more information.


Seacoast United Baseball Club clinic will run Feb. 26-27 from 9 a.m. to noon at the SUSC Concord Indoor Facility. Players will receive instruction on a wide variety of general baseball skills and situations and apply their skills during controlled game play on both days of camp. Cost is $135. Camp includes a t-shirt with registration. Contact Jordan Anderson at janderson@seacoastunited.com to register.


Health Club of Concord Tennis Camp is being offered for players ages 7-14. Cost is $199 for members, $269 for non-members. The camp will be held Monday through March 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. Email tennisinfo@healthcluborconcord.com or call 224-7787 for more information.


Seacoast United two-day goalkeeper camp for ages 10-16 will be on March 1 and March 2 at the indoor facility in Concord. Andy Pringle, Seacoast United’s director of goalkeeping, will run the camp. Cost is $65 per player. Contact Darrell Betley at dbetley@seacoastunited.com for more information.


Merrimack Valley baseball annual youth clinic series run by MV players and coaches for players age 8-12 has started. Sessions are March 4 and March 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Other sessions are scheduled for March 12, March 14 and March 16 from 5:30-6:45 p.m. The clinics are held at Merrimack Valley Middle School. Contact coach Sean Wheeler (848-9533) to sign up.


Umpire certification through the New Hampshire Baseball Umpires Association will be available to anyone interested in umpiring high school baseball in the state for varsity, JV, freshmen and middle school. Classes begin March 25 at 2 p.m. at Laconia High School. Cost is $65. For more information, please contact Baseball Umpire Development Chairman Gary Noyes at 455-2714 or gnoyes76@gmail.com.


Seacoast Express United Spring Rec Soccer will hold a six-week clinic on Saturday mornings at NHTI. Clinic for grades pre-K through two will start on April 14 and run through May 19. Cost is $35 per player. Free SUSC Nike T-shirt included. Contact Darrell at dbetley@seacoastunited.com for more information.


Concord Parks and Recreation is offering a golf camp April 24-27 for kids ages 12-16. The camp includes a junior membership for the golf season. Space is limited. Register at concordparksandrec.com.


Seacoast Express United soccer will hold a summer camp at NHTI July 23-27 for the U-10 through U-15 age groups. Cost is $220 per play. Contact Mo Abdirizak at 415-0146 or mabdirizak@seacoastunited.com for more information.



Players needed

N.H. Lightning 14U ASA softball is looking to add a pitcher and infielder for the 2018 season, which will include winter workouts and six tournaments. To schedule a tryout or for more information, contact Will Johnson at willjohnsonnh@gmail.com or 497-0512.


New England Royals 18U softball team is looking for two players for the summer season. Player fee is $300 and includes uniforms, five tournaments and winter workouts. Tryouts will be at Concord Indoor Sports on Ferry Street from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following dates: Sunday, March 11 and March 18. Contact Peter Jenovese at 724-5023 or peterjenovese@gmail.com.


NH Comets 12U Blue team is looking to add a pitcher and catcher to complete its 2018 season roster. To schedule a tryout or for more information call 856-5840.


NH Lady Cannons 16U White USA softball team is looking to add one player with infield or catching experience to complete its roster for the 2018 season. The team practices twice weekly at the Concord Sports Center and will participate in seven tournaments this summer. For information or to schedule a tryout contact Kevin McLaughlin at 496-5397 or kdmcl@comcast.net.


Seacoast Express United soccer is looking for players for the upcoming spring season for the following teams: U9/U10 boys and girls (players born in 2008 and 2009), U12 boys (need a goalkeeper), U13 boys (need three players born in 2005), U14 girls (need three players born in 2004) and U15-U18 boys and girls (all high school ages). Contact Darrell Betley at dbetley@seacoastunited.com.


Concord High girls’ basketball team is fundraising for Kooper Buchholz, a second grader at Christa McAuliffe School who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and is also the younger brother of Kylar Buchholz, a sophomore on the Crimson Tide team. To donate, please go to gofundme.com/teambuchholz.


Adult open gym, hosted by Concord Parks & Recreation, will be at the Green Street Community Center Gym Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings from 8-10 p.m. from now until April 19. Cost is $3 per visit. For more information go to concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690.


Pine Hill XC Ski Area Annual Pancake Brunch will take place at Robb’s Hut on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.


U18 High School Tennis Preseason Jamboree at the Health Club of Concord will be on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 from noon to 7 p.m. at 10 Garvin Falls Road in Concord. Players will play multiple matches against players of similar ability both days. To register, contact Dave Page at polarbr69@aol.com. The deadline to register is Tuesday. For more information, contact Gary Roberts (327-4284, gpro66@gmail.com) or Rebecca Killinger (229-2046, killinger888@comcast.net).


Hillsboro-Deering High School Winter Sports Awards night will be March 14 at 6 p.m. Teams will meet in the HDHS gymnasium before going to breakout rooms. Boys’ basketball will meet in the gymnasium, girls’ basketball will meet in the library, spirit will meet in the cafeteria, Alpine skiing will meet in room 101 and bowling will meet in room 102.


NHIAA officials job fair will be held for anyone interested in officiating high school athletics in New Hampshire. The event will take place on April 4 at NHTI from 1-3 p.m. For more information contact Donna Plumb at dplumb@nhiaa.org or 228-8671.


Concord Northeast baseball and softball season registration is open at concordnortheast.com. Email questions to concordnortheast@gmail.com.


Concord National Youth Softball registration is now open at concordsoftball.org. Girls in grades kindergarten and up in the south end of Concord are encouraged to join. You can also register in person at Abbot-Downing School from 5-7 p.m. on the following days: Thursday, March 7 and March 21. Registration ends March 31. Send questions to cnysoftball@gmail.com.


Merrimack Valley Youth Baseball & Softball is accepting player registrations for the 2018 season at mvybs.org. MVYBS serves boys and girls ages 4-16 from Penacook, Boscawen, Webster, Salisbury, Andover and Loudon. In-person registration will be held at Penacook Community Center on Thursday at 7 p.m. and on March 10 at 10 a.m. For more information contact Scott McPherson at mcphersonnh@gmail.com or 496-3518.


Cap City Basketball AAU tryouts will be held on Saturday and March 11 for boys and girls in grades 2-10. Players must attend tryouts on all three dates. There will be at least one team for every age group for boys and girls for the upcoming spring season. All tryouts will be held at Bishop Brady High School. Tryout times (same on all three dates) for grades 2-4 will be 2-3:20 p.m., grades 5-7 will be 3:30-4:45 p.m. and grades 8-10 will be 4:45-6 p.m. Cost is $30 in cash or $35 with a check and covers all three tryout dates. Email capcitybasketball@gmail.com with questions.


Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race registration runs through Monday. Entrants in the race, a grueling 7.6 miles up New Hampshire’s famously steep and scenic Mt. Washington Auto Road, are chosen by a lottery, accessible at mtwashingtonautoroad.com/mount-washington-road-race. Lottery registration closes on Monday at 11:59 p.m. Following the close of registration for the lottery, a computer randomly selects the runners who will be entered in the race. The entry fee, charged to those who are selected, is $95. Notification of acceptance or rejection by the lottery will be sent via email to each applicant on March 1. This year’s race will take place on June 16 with a 9 a.m. start.


Concord Babe Ruth Baseball has opened registration for the upcoming season. Players can be registered online at concordbrl.com or in person on March 3 at Dick’s Sporting Goods on Loudon Road in Concord from 9 a.m. to noon.


FieldHouse Sports youth soccer clinics are now open for registration. The next five-week session of Little Strikers soccer skills clinics, for ages 3-6 begins March 3 and meets Saturday mornings. Clinics are instructional, interactive and fun. Cost for Mini Strikers (ages 3-4) is $40 and Little Strikers (ages 5-6) is $50. T-shirt included. Register online at FieldhouseSports.com or call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive in Bow.


Central Force Basketball is holding tryouts for its girls’ teams on March 10 at Belmont High School and March 11 at Belmont Middle School. On March 10, grades 5-6 tryout from 9-11 a.m. and grades 7-8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., grades 9-12 from 1:30-3 p.m. On March 11, grades 9-12 tryout from noon to 1:30 p.m., grades 7-8 from 1:30-3 p.m. and grades 5-6 from 3-5 p.m. Tryout fee is $25. Call Mark at 340-1281 for more information.



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